What to Look for in a High-Quality Dietary Supplement – Part 2 of 3
In my last post, I touched on the importance of supplements: 1) dissolving at the right time and in the right place, 2) being absorbed into your bloodstream, 3) having balance in their formulation, and 4) being free from sugars, and artificial coloring.
BUT THERE ARE SEVERAL OTHER FACTORS TO CONSIDER AS WELL.
Is the Manufacturer Using a “Cooling” System to Preserve Nutrients? When supplements are manufactured at a low temperature, all the vitamins, minerals, enzymes, phytonutrients are preserved in the process. Without the enzymes, the body cannot utilize or absorb the nutrients effectively. It is common for companies to use too much heat and pressure in manufacturing supplements.
Are the Vitamins Designed in a Broad Spectrum? There isn’t a single cookie-cutter vitamin out there that could very well respond to all the unique requirements of each vital organ and cell in your body. That’s because cells are created to be unequal, smart and unique. Your brain cells have different nutritional demands from your kidneys. So does your skin and your liver. This is called nutritional design.
When the full spectrum of the nutritional design is met, only then can you say that multivitamins have truly done their job of enhancing your quality of life.
Is the Amount on the Label the Amount in Each Tablet? A common problem in the food supplement industry is Quality Control. It is not uncommon for the amount in each individual tablet in a bottle of supplements to vary dramatically!
In My Next Post, We’ll Explore the Importance of Testing!